What animal best represents your inner spirit? If you had to wake up as an animal, which one would you choose, and why? Are your two answers the same? Why or why not?
Ah, now in my old role-playing circles that was a common question. Ars Magica calls it a heart-beast, which I think is a much more poetic term. We used to say you couldn't name your own heart-beast, it had to be an animal suggested for you by a friend, and if you didn't dismiss it as preposterous, but instead liked it, and agreed with it, however unlikely the animal - well, then it was your heart-beast!
Mine was a vulture. They are nature's vacuum cleaners, you know. I am therefore unreasonably fond of them as a result :)